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Groundbreaking Imaging Technology empowers Practitioners to reconstruct face: Case study

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Groundbreaking Imaging Technology has empowered Practitioners to reconstruct the face. This has been done by Cone-beam computed tomography(CBCT) and Virtual planning.

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging modality that has high clinical applications in the field of dentistry. CBCT proved to be a successful investigative modality that has been used for dental and maxillofacial imaging. Radiation exposure dose from CBCT is 10 times less than from conventional CT scans during maxillofacial exposure. Furthermore, CBCT is highly accurate and can provide a three-dimensional volumetric data in axial, sagittal and coronal planes. This article describes the basic technique, the difference in CBCT from CT and the main clinical applications of CBCT.

Diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of his nose, George Purifoyunderwent a rhinectomy (excision of the nose) to remove cancer and began radiation therapy. Radiation treatment initiated bone death (osteonecrosis) of his maxilla. After multiple surgeries by Dr Brett Shirley, DDS, MD, FACS (oral maxillofacial surgeon) for excision, Mr Purifoy was left without most of his maxilla and nose. He was then referred to Dr Massad by the head of the Oklahoma VA hospital for construction of an oral-facial prosthesis. Cooperatively consulting with Dr Massad, Dr Shirley placed implants for application of this prosthesis. Using CBCT Digital imaging by HDX WILL and Virtual planning, Dr Massad was able to create a prosthesis that restored the maxillary dentition and provided Mr Purifoy with a new prosthetic nose.

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HDX Will is a cone beam CT scan manufacturer that specializes in groundbreaking imaging. Achieving global expansion in 2017, HDX WILL has stunned the US market with superb image clarity, personalized service, and unparalleled education for their customers. HDX WILL provided the imaging for this case evaluation and planning. HDX WILL worked in cooperation with Dr. Massad to create a digital model for this reconstruction.

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Dr Joseph Massad DDS is a dental practitioner concentrating on complex maxillofacial cases. He currently provides instruction at the Massad Institute for dental prosthetics and techniques. He has been practising for 44 years and lectures domestically and internationally. Dr Massad currently holds 5 faculty positions with multiple universities and is in progressive private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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